Olympus High School
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|Olympus High School|
|4055 S. 2300 East
Holladay, Utah, 84124
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Granite School District|
|Student to teacher ratio||17.8|
|Color(s)||Green and Gray|
- David Burnett (1964) noted photographer for Life, Time, People and Sports Illustrated magazines.
- Shaun Green (2005), '04-05 Utah Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year, University of Utah Forward (2005–2009)
- Karl Rove (1969), noted political adviser, former Deputy White House Chief of Staff
- Ronald B. Scott,(1963), journalist with Time, Life, Sports Illustrated and People magazines;biographer of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate W. Mitt Romney, and author of the novel "Closing Circles: Trapped in the Everlasting Mormon Moment," which has segments based loosely on Olympus High School.
- David Zabriskie (1997), professional road bicycle racer
Olympus Football has an all-time record of 339-250-9. Aaron Whitehead is the current head coach. Olympus has beaten arch-rival Skyline and earned "The Rock" 4 consecutive years in a row.
1984 - Beat the Alta Hawks 39-13 in the state championship game. Olympus forced 11 turnovers, including a Utah State Title Game record 7 interceptions. Finished the season 11-2.
1997 - Finished 2nd in the state. Lost a heartbreaker to the Timpview Thunderbirds 19-16 in the state championship game held on November 21, 1997. Finished the season 2nd in Region 5 with a 10-2 record (7-1 within the region).
1998 - Beat Bonneville 35-7 to win the state championship. Avenged the previous year’s loss to Timpview by beating them in the semi-finals 33-20. Finished the season with a 12-0 record.
During Matt Barnes' 16 year coaching tenure at his alma mater, the Olympus High Men's Basketball Team has won 13 Region titles. He has the most coaching wins in the history of the school. Through the 2012-2013 season, Coach Barnes has compiled a record of 283-83 (.773) for the Titans.
The Titans have consistently been contenders in the Utah State 4-A Classification State Championships. Under Barnes they have appeared multiple times in the Final Four and Championship Game. Marc Jackson, Shaun Green, Elliott Bullock, and Nicolas Paulos have all gone on to play Division I basketball after playing under Barnes.
Under Coach Barnes, Olympus basketball has become well-known for their 3-point shooting and full-court defense. Olympus holds several UHSAA 3-point shooting records. The Titans hold the Utah state records for most 3-point attempts (628, 1999-2000) and makes (214, 1999-2000; 211, 1996-1997) in a single season. They also hold the state record for most 3-point makes in a single game, hitting 19 on Feb. 1, 2000 against Woods Cross. 
Swimming tends to be one of the overlooked sports in high schools but Olympus Swimming is on the rise. Coach Brad Goffe has been coaching the swim team and teaching Japanese at the Olympus for 17 years. Swimming has one of the longest high school sport seasons stretching from September to February. There is at least one girl ranked in the top 8 in 4A in every event and at least one boy in the top 10 in all but 3 events in 4A.
The Olympus High Girl's Swimming team took first in the Region VI Championships in 2010. They have gone undefeated in the 2010-2011 season so far and are looking for a repeat win in Regions.
The Girl's team also took second at 4A State in 2010. There were several first place individual finishes by the entire team in the following events: Girl's 50 Yard Freestyle, Girl's 200 Yard Freestyle, Girl's 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, Girl's 100 Yard Backstroke, Girl's 400 Yard Freestyle Relay. The girls are also looking to be the new 4A State Champions for the 2010-2011 season.
Advanced Placement classes offered at Olympus High School include:
- AP English Literature
- AP American History
- AP European History
- AP Psychology
- AP Statistics
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Calculus B/C
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics
- AP Spanish Literature
- AP Art History
- AP Studio Art
- AP Theory & Harmony
- AP French Language
- AP Spanish Language
Honors classes include:
- English 3-4 H
- English 5-6 H
- Intermediate Algebra/Trig H
- Pre-Calculus H
- Human Biology
- Chemistry H
- Physics H
- American Studies H
- World Civilizations H
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- "5 Questions with cyclist David Zabriskie," Deseret News, July 5, 2009
- "UHSAA Record Book Bball".